How tIt is officially fall! While summer is my favorite season, fall is a close second; I love the leaves changing colors, wearing boots and layering with tights and sweater, and really just all things autumn. So in celebratoin of that I’m doing the Finally Fall Book Tag, which I saw going around on BookTube and that was created by Alina at Tall Tales.
In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting!
This may seem a little more winter-y than fall-like, but Hunted by Meagan Spooner (check out my review here), has a super vivid setting. I loved the description of the woods and dilapidated castle our heroine finds herself in.
Nature is beautiful…but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.
I absolutely loved Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places. The story and the writing are so engrossing and beautiful, and the way she writes depression and possible suicide feels so real and relatable.
Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.
I’m not a huge non-fiction reader honestly, one of the more recent books I’ve read was George Watsky’s How to Ruin Everything. It was just something I kind of slowly worked my way through and picked up as I felt like it. He’s a fellow Emerson grad so it was nice to read.
In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.
I think the friend group I’d like to join would be the team from The Lunar Chronicles. Honestly they’re all so close, sweet, and funny. I love the short story in Stars Above when they’re all back for Scarlet and Wolf’s wedding.
The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall-colored spines!
Instead of spines, cause then I’d have to go snap a pic and I’m lazy, I’m just going to do covers of books I have on my shelf. Check them out below!
Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.
I chose The Princess Bride, it’s one of my favorite movies, and when I read the book last year I found it just as enjoyable. If you’ve ever read/seen it, you know it starts with the grandfather telling his sick grandson a story, The Princess Bride, which the boy is somewhat unenthusiastic about to start with.
The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.
I’m not super into creepy reads to be honest, just not my genre. One of the more creepier ones I’ve read I guess is Stalking Jack the Ripper, which is centered around Audrey who is into autopsies and forensics and who starts investigating the Jack the Ripper murders.
The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.
Everyone needs to read the Percy Jackson series, but The Trials of Apollo (part of the universe) is especially heartwarming and sweet. Apollo is just so cocky and clueless as a former god.
Fall returns every year: Name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.
Pride and Prejudice is one of my old favorites that I’d love to reread. It’s been a while (at least five years maybe), and while I’ve watched the movie and know the story clearly, it’d be nice to pick up the actual text again.
Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favourite cozy reading “accessories”!
I have a couple mugs that have different reading/book sayings, as well as bookish themed candles, and I usually have some coffee in those or burn them as I read.